Plaza Bingo Birkenhead, Borough Road - Lost Bingo Halls
Club Closed: November 1997
470 Borough Road
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Plaza Bingo Birkenhead, Borough Road Background And History
We are not sure exactly what happened to the bingo club, but we do know a bit about the building's past. With 2,560 seats, and opening in 1930, the Plaza Theatre was one of the biggest of its era. It had a Neo-Classical exterior, and the interior was Art Deco style. A fully equipped theatre, with a 40 foot proscenium, it suffered bomb damage during WW2. Bingo entered the building in the mid sixties on a part time basis before the premises reverted to cinema use. The last film was shown in 1973 when it was converted to a bingo club. Operated by Mecca Bingo, we are not sure of the club's operating name. Closed in 1997, the building has been demolished.
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Photographs Of The Plaza Bingo Birkenhead, Borough Road
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Your Comments And Memories Of The Borough Road Plaza Bingo
Were you connected to the Plaza Bingo Borough Road, Birkenhead? Be it as a staff member or customer, we'd love to hear about this club when it was open - send your comments and memories about the staff, the members, the events and general atmosphere of this lost bingo club; to keep here for posterity's sake.
The Plaza was a cinema for many years I remember going as a 10 / 11 year old (now 55) "we used to pool our money - one of us would buy the ticket and then open the emergency exit into an area we called the "tossies" and let the other lads and girls in. Eventually changed to a bingo hall and we used to go there as on a Friday & Saturday they used to have a group on and we could dance and have beer that was great as a young 18 year old.
By D. Cross (April 2012)
Just watched 'Summer Holiday' on TV which reminded me of when I first saw it 51 years ago (1963) as a 10th birthday treat to the Plaza Cinema on Borough Road, Birkenhead. 15 years old I went on to attend the Birkenhead Technical College. I believe both demolished now. Happy days! and fond memories.
By P. Oakes (September 2015)
Other Clubs In The Area
Listed below are a couple of clubs in the area as an alternative to the Plaza Bingo Birkenhead.
- Birkenhead Mecca Bingo, Europa Centre
- Liverpool Gala Bingo, Wavertree Road
- Liverpool Paradise Island Bingo And Social Club, Carisbrooke Road
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